Sunday, September 27, 2009

Auburn vs. Ball State Wrap-Up

When the score became 40-10, the first thing that went through my mind was a different point total.

Thirty-eight.

We need thirty-eight more points to eclipse the point total for last year.

I don’t feel like I am saying anything new, because announcers keep pointing it out. I believe that the point total will continue to decline as the night wears on. (Make that 31 points as Fannin just went in for another score.) However, the amount is stupefying.

Admittedly, it’s not as much as the coaching staff’s decision to fake on 4th and 11 (and get McCalebb hurt in the process) or leaving Todd in this late in the game.

Whatever, the game appears all but over and the 4th quarter hasn’t even started.

So what does one do when faced with this situation?

You think about what has happened in the rest of the SEC? Can you take anything from any of the other games?

1) South Carolina upset Ole Miss. How big of an upset is it when Ole Miss was only favored by three (even being the #4 team in the country)? Ole Miss is still a good team, but they didn’t bring their “A” game.

2) LSU needed a goal line stand to hold off Mississippi State. We needed to wake up in the 2nd quarter to hold off Mississippi State. Does this mean we’ve got a shot at LSU?

3) Alabama kicked Arkansas’s @$$. Did Alabama have a good day or did Arkansas just have a bad one (or does Arkansas just have a bad defense)?

4) Is Tim Tebow alright?

From there, it’s back to your own game with even more inane musings, such as…

5) Why, at this moment in the 4th quarter, does Ball State have a greater than 3:2 differential in time of possession and over ten more plays than Auburn does? Is it because we’re going for the home run ball and ending up with a lot of three-and-outs?

6) Is Auburn already looking toward next week at Tennessee, which is why they seem to be letting Ball State move the ball on them? (Scratch that. Caudle just scampered for 52 yards.)

7) When Auburn gets called for pass interference, why is it always on McFadden?

8) Given that I commented last week about how the SEC is acting more like the Pac-10 these days, is Ray Melick’s article today on the same topic (click here) ripping me off? (Ray, if you’re reading this, I’m just kidding. Your article does a great job of outlining this point.)

And how will this team react as an easy September rolls into a harrowing October?

War Eagle!

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